Contour Drawing, Continued
Blind contour is also an outline drawing but, without the benefit of seeing
what is drawn. To draw in blind contour, study the object only, not the
paper. If you inadvertently look at the paper surface, stop drawing and do
not continue until your eyes return to the object. Follow the contour of the
object with your eyes. Make your hands draw without the benefit of looking
at the paper. This drawing format develops coordination and seeing beyond
the physical outline of the object.
Figure 3-2 is an example of a blind contour drawing of a telephone.
Figure 3-2.A telephone in blind contour.
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